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5 Things You Should Consider before Writing a Supply Chain Policy

All Things Supply Chain

In terms of conducting business regularly, 2020 has been a transformative year for numerous industries. While shipping and handling remain mostly unaffected by COVID-19 due to their lack of direct… General Supply Chain Management audit policies risk management supply chain supply chain policy

The 2020 Thanksgiving Logistics Shake-Up

Logistics Viewpoints

Even though this year will be very different than other years, the Thanksgiving logistics headaches will continue. The turkey supply chain remains a complex balancing act between supply and demand, especially at the fresh turkey level.

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How to Gain an Advantage in Challenging Times


For procurement and supply chain professionals, the biggest takeaway from 2020 is that no matter how hard you try, you cannot predict the future. COVID-19 disrupted supply chains on an unprecedented scale, and businesses became much more reliant on procurement teams to help mitigate the impact. .

Supply Chain Resilience: Back in the Spotlight

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published yesterday, “Creating Resilience Amid Disruption: 2020 Supply Chain Market Research.”

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Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

The 2020 Thanksgiving Logistics Shake-Up

Logistics Viewpoints

Last year, I wrote about the headaches involved with planning and celebrating Thanksgiving. Specifically, I pointed out the three main segments which caused logistics headaches: the feast itself, festivities around the holiday, and the kick-off to the holiday shopping season.

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Investing in SCM Technology: Sense and Respond – A Vision From a Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away


Having a vision of the future is important to help coordinate SCM initiatives towards the “global good” – but having a vision is worthless without effective work in the trenches.

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Packaging industry can modernise with warehouse automation

IT Supply Chain

By Eric Carter (pictured). Solutions Architect, Indigo Software. The post Packaging industry can modernise with warehouse automation appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Solving Inventory Management Challenges with Mobile Barcoding for ERP


Overview. Many inventory management challenges are caused by outdated manual processes. If simply ignored, inventory management problems can snowball, leading to high overhead costs, poor throughput, demand planning, inflexibility, lost business and more.

How Covid-19 is shaping the maritime tech trends of tomorrow

IT Supply Chain

By Ian Blake (pictured). Head of Information Technology, Port of Tyne. The post How Covid-19 is shaping the maritime tech trends of tomorrow appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

Accelerate Your Procurement Digital Transformation With This 5-Point Strategy

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

How to Ship More Freight and Less Air


Times are tough, which means that it may be time to start looking at how you can cut costs. Here's one you may not have considered: container density.

How should organizations deal with supply chain disruptions?

IT Supply Chain

By Ranjit Rebello (pictured). Engagement Director, Tata Consultancy Services. The post How should organizations deal with supply chain disruptions? appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

What is the Value of AI and Machine Learning in Supply Chain Management?

Blue Ridge

AI and machine learning technologies, such as Price Optimization software, are the future of forecasting. Need proof? DCVelocity reported this week that “Firms will derive between $1.3

Daimler and Waymo partner-up to push forward on self-driving trucks


Daimler Trucks and Waymo have signed a strategic global partnership to deploy autonomous SAE Level 4 technology.

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

Different Types of Access Platforms!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Get Our EBOOK HERE. Access platforms article and permission to publish here provided by Maria Dalit.

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BluJay research focuses on the need to build resilient supply chains

BluJay Solutions

Supply Chain 24/7 shared news around the Global Research Report, including insight from a Q&A with BluJay CMO Patrick Maley and editor Jeff Berman. Read the full story here. In The News Supply Chain 24/7

Where Governments Fall Short in Combating Forced Labor in Supply Chains?—?And How They Can Improve

MIT Supply Chain

Where Governments Fall Short in Combating Forced Labor in Supply Chains ?—?And

Barcoding: The Holiday Lifesaver


It Started With Retail. When you go about your daily supply chain tasks, you likely aren’t paying much attention to the barcode on your items. You might not even remember a day when this technology wasn’t in your warehouses, improving efficiency within your business.

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

Pet Food Experts Selects HIMPACT by Herlitz Inventory Management

Herlitz Inventory Management

Pet Food Experts Selects HIMPACT by Herlitz Inventory Management to Manage Daily Forecasting and Purchasing Solutions for its 4,500 Retail Partners in 34 States.

Pursuing a Career in Logistics and Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

The truth be told, the supply chain management profession is extremely broad and the range of jobs in the industry is vast. There is no single, clear career path—your career could take you just about anywhere.

How Three Warehouse Problems Can Be Solved With Automation

Supply Chain Brain

The 2020 peak holiday shopping season promises to break all records for order volumes, especially for e-commerce. The outlook has brought renewed focus on the supply-chain resources needed to accommodate the spike in demand

5 Things to Target in Automated Notifications/Communications | VIDEO


[link] Automated notifications and communications breathe new life into supply-chain processes. Unfortunately, shippers still overlook the low-hanging fruit in automated communications. So, Let’s Give You 5 Things To Target In Automated Notifications And Communications, Real Fast!

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Demystifying Control Towers: What Drives Effectiveness?

Speaker: Mauro Gonzalez, Founder and CEO of Alkimius Group & Andrew MacMillen, Principal Analyst at Nucleus Research

There are several competing definitions of supply chain control towers. Here to demystify their meaning and what it takes to have a successful implementation is Principal Nucleus Research Analyst, Andrew MacMillen in conversation with Alkimius founder & CEO, Mauro Gonzalez.

Renovotec launches seasonal campaign with mobile device rental and purchase discounts

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Renovotec, the UK-based rugged hardware, software and services provider for supply chain companies is launching a seasonal November 2020 to end February 2021 campaign featuring rental and purchase discounts on leading handheld and vehicle-mounted mobile warehouse devices, as well as a special offer on Renovotec’s remote network monitoring service

Podcast: Marcia Williams on Supply Chain Optimization and Digital Transformation


Supply chain optimization consultant, author, and podcaster Marcia Williams has been working in supply chain since 2004.

How Being in the Army Changed My Life


Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor those who have served the country in war or peace, acknowledging and thanking them for their service. This year, in honor of Veterans Day, we share four Blue Yonder perspectives. The third this week is from our own James Cross.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Nov. 19, 2020

Supply Chain Digest

Walmart eCommerce, Profits Soar, Smaller Carriers Losing Billions across the Globe, Slow Recovery of US Manufacturing, Ocean Container Shipping Rates Spiking

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.